(Recording available) CBi Consultative Webinars on New Technologies

Connecting Business initiative Secretariat
Event date 26 Nov '20 09:00 - 10:00
Event location Online - Geneva time

CBi hosted two consultative webinars on new technologies, providing an overview of the CBi and SDG AI Lab collaboration plans regarding the use of new technologies for disaster management. The recordings are now available: 

Webinar 1: featured the example from the Philippines of GIS technology and the example of Vanuatu blockchain project


Webinar 2: featured the example from Mexico of the digital platform for crisis coordination and the example of the earthquake response in Turkey -


CBi Member Network in Mexico - CENACED, OCHA Mexico and UNDP Mexico also provided a zoom video to introduce their innovative response to COVID-19 pandemic. 


The agenda of the webinars is the following (more details in the attachment):

  • Introduction, Karen Smith, Tiina Turunen and Gökhan Dikmener 
  • Presentation of the planned New Technologies work, Jonas Nothnagel and Martin Szigeti 
  • Featured CBi Member Network Examples - Networks presented their current work and plans on new technologies and their needs, inputs on how they would like to work with CBi on the new technologies. Webinar 1: the Philippines and Vanuatu  2: Mexico digital platform for crisis coordination 
  • Experiences from other networks on the call, needs, gaps, questions and answers, moderator: Tiina Turunen
  • Closing, Karen Smith 

Please click the icons below to download the presentation materials. 

If you want to learn more about CBi's worksream on innovation and new technologies, please reach out to Tiina Turunen: tiina.turunen@undp.org 

Photo credit: UNDP/DRC